28 December 2021

  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander




On January 11, 2022, State Police arrested Matthew C. Pelton, age 24 from Phoenix, NY for Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd degree, DWI ( a BAC of .11%), and Failure to Keep Right.  Pelton was arraigned before Town Justice Dory Dumas at the Oswego County CAP Court and was remanded to the Oswego County Jail in lieu of $2500 cash bail - $5000 bond.  He is scheduled to appear in the town of Volney Court on February 7, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

State Police in Fulton is investigating a fatal three-vehicle crash that occurred on County Route 6 just south of Weller Road in the town of Volney.

On December 27, 2021, at 4:04 p.m., a 2014 Dodge pickup truck, operated by Matthew C. Pelton, age 24, from Phoenix, NY, was towing an enclosed trailer was traveling northbound on County Route 6 when he lost control, jackknifed, and entered the southbound lane and struck a 2012 Kia Forte, operated by Robyn M. Sweeney, age 63 from Fulton, NY. Sweeney’s vehicle was then facing northbound in the southbound lane when it was struck head-on by a 2016 Mazda SUV, operated by Jennifer L. Loveless, age 36, from North Syracuse, causing the KIA to exit the roadway and come to rest in a hedgerow.

Pelton was transported to Upstate University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Robyn Sweeney was pronounced deceased at the scene. Jennifer Loveless was transported to Crouse Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 41-year-old male passenger in the Mazda was not injured in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.


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